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just words…?


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Being concise is a challenge, most professionals aim to write a half A4 page to describe themselves. In a FORTUNE magazine Melinda Gates is described as having great listening skills, “she acknowledges, she nods, she listens”. At RizeClub we believe that being able to describe yourself in a 20 concrete words, as well as listing 5 words that describe your ambition, your ideal next job is a true art. These 20+5 words will be much more impactful than 2 pages filled with positive yet general descriptions. Please respond to this post to add words that we have missed…

interests – robots, data, social media, retail, sustainability, relations, mobility, fashion, family, literature, globalization, food, high tech, drones, energy, people, mindfulness, travel, dance, jet-set, bottom pyramid,  automotive, culture, digital, internet,…

experience –  sales, engineering, talent development,  innovation, marketing, operations, logistics, purchasing, entrepreneur, HR, strategy, change management. supply chain, coach, consultant,…

context – start-up, upscaling, multinational, turn-around, B2B, B2C,…

skills – patience, focus, develop others, listening, presenting, communicating, analytics, optimism, forge partnerships, build relationships, asking questions, details, creative, connecting, dream big, courage, risk, learn, firing, hiring, ambition, fast, action, change, team building, continuous improvement, loyalty, decide, modesty, problem solving, energetic, coach, learning, pragmatic, 80-20, perfectionist,..

locations – USA, ASIA, EUROPE, Germany, Brazil, Shanghai, Tokyo, Barcelona… (add if relevant)

hobbies – kitesurfing, cooking, reading, travel,…


Click here for the 20 words that describe some of our RizeClub members.

 

 

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More Happiness? Invest time in relationships


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Research shows 70% of your happiness comes from relationships: The primary components are number of friends, closeness of friends, closeness of family, and relationships with co-workers and neighbors. Together these features explain about 70 percent of personal happiness. – Murray and Peacock 1996

Last year Cal Newport convinced 1600 people to completely change their lives. He asked them to take a 30-day break from the optional technologies in their lives. 

They got happier. More productive. They spent more quality time with their kids. One father remarked how weird it was to be the only parent at the playground not looking at his phone.

click here for the full Bakadesuyo article

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JOB: LUCID cars – Global Supply Manager, Capital Equipment – Newark, California


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CLICK HERE to apply directly at LUCID

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience.  We constantly seek talented, motivated individuals possessing a proven track record of excellence to join our team.  Become part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive and mobility industry.

We are currently seeking a Global Supply Manager supporting Capital Equipment. The Global Supply Manager manages all company business with a group of suppliers and is the key internal interface with Engineering, Finance, Logistics, Quality and Manufacturing to deliver world-class products on time and cost-effectively. The Global Supply Manager must identify, develop, and manage the Global Supply Chain. He or she will help establish our global supply chain strategy, support cross-functional teams during the development and industrialization phases and drive sound business decisions throughout the product lifecycle.

You Will:

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing to identify potential suppliers with the right qualifications to meet Lucid’s expectations and timeline
  • Create RFQs, review, analyze and clarify quotations from suppliers and develop sound sourcing and business recommendations balancing cost, quality, lead-time and technical considerations
  • Thoroughly negotiate favorable contracts including equipment pricing, tooling, development, timing, spare parts, and payment terms
  • Work with suppliers and Manufacturing to finalize assembly equipment for production
  • Manage supplier development and equipment timelines, part availability for prototype builds/start of production and develop solutions to delays or problems that arise
  • Maintain overall supplier relationships and act as the point of contact for all commercial issues, including internal report-outs summarizing sourcing status, availability and cost status
  • Ownership of key supplier relationships and activities, both strategic and tactical, through the entire lifecycle of company projects, from initial sourcing through development, tooling and industrialization phases as well as product launch and ongoing business management
  • Work closely with Engineering and Manufacturing during the design phase to ensure manufacturability and capital equipment opportunities are balanced
  • Travel 15-25% to visit suppliers to perform business and program reviews

 

You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or supply chain discipline, MBA a plus
  • 4 years minimum Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, or Engineering experience related to capital equipment or product assembly processes
  • Understanding of automotive assembly processes. Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: general construction (assembly plant), general/part assembly, battery assembly, powertrain assembly, body shop, robots, dispense, fastening systems or paint lines
  • Product launch experience: time spent working with engineering, manufacturing, and quality to develop proposals. Candidate must be one that will actively work with the supplier and manufacturing as the equipment is built, tested, and installed
  • Understanding of manufacturing and quality principles
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. Passion for results, strategy, and hands-on execution. Creative, calculated risk taker with the ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Strong written and verbal skills as well as organizational and program management capabilities
  • Proficient in Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, ERP systems (SAP or equivalent)
  • Ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively

CLICK HERE to apply directly at LUCID

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Winning teams – “the Fist”


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Leadership tims by Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils.

Teamwork is the foundation of Coach K’s success. The topic is something he’s studied closely, beginning with his education at West Point. It’s no coincidence that he delivers one of his most famous strategies in the form of an analogy.

“I look at the members of our team like the five fingers of a hand. Individually, the fingers aren’t as powerful as all of them coming together into a fist.” Kryzyzewski writes in his book, Leading with the Heart (a metaphor for leadership). The fact that a basketball team has five players on the court makes the analogy even more perfect.

Coach K extends the analogy further: “There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great: communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.”

click here for the full Inc. article

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boost innovation, introduce a Chief Incentives Officer


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Physicist and biotech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall argues in Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries that the secret to creativity as actually organizational structure versus anything else. To Bahcall, the goal is to create a structure where you get people motivated and incented to go for “loonshots,” crazy ideas that ultimately turn into big innovations.

Companies need to separate the “artists” who do primarily creative work from the “soldiers” who focus on operations and execution. 

 “The Innovation Equation,” which offers four parameters companies can use to tilt the balance in favor of innovation and away from politics. The parameters are:

  • Equity Fraction: the fraction of compensation tied to project outcomes vs. tied to rank
  • Fitness Ratio: the ratio of two measures–how well employee skills are matched to their projects, and how much politics matters to promotion decisions
  • Management Span: the number of direct reports that executives of the company have
  • Salary Growth: the increase in salary with promotion

Loonshots also advocates for a new executive position: The Chief Incentives Officer. 

click here for the full Inc. article

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The Mueller and Oppenheimer Study – taking notes


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Students who took notes with the laptops slightly out-performed the students who wrote their notes longhand (with pen and paper) when it came to recalling specific facts. But when it came to conceptual understanding, the students who took notes by hand performed much better.

At the end of the day, it seems as though what’s most important is that however you take your notes, you phrase them in your own words, and take the time to really engage with and assess your understanding of the concepts as you’re writing them down, rather than simply transcribing everything you’re learning verbatim.

click here for the full article on dataquest.io